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>> this is "gmt" and bbc world news. a plane crash in pakistan, at no sign of survivors. the airbus was on its descent into islamabad in difficult conditions. the lockerbie no show -- senate hearings postponed as all the british called upon stay away. >> it is utterly disappointing and i think pretty outrageous that none of these key witnesses will cooperate with our request to answer questions. >> the death knell of bullfighting in northeast spain. from britain, humility. prime minister david cameron in india, to seek business ties -- boost business ties with a developing giant.
hello, welcome to "gmt." i'm david eades. heavy mist and a monsoon beckoning, the conditions in islamabad and during which an airbus passenger plane crash. 150 people were on board. all of the bodies have been recovered -- 152 people were on board. lee said, over to you. >> today in islamabad, a terrible plane crashed and terrible weather. i don't know if you can see but heavy monsoon rains are falling. just behind us are the margalla hills, heavily forested, shrouded in storm clouds and the smoke is still rising. those are the scenes. no roads into the area. rescue teams are having to make the steep climb on foot. it is taking hours. only in the past few minutes did we hear there are no survivors.
let us get the latest from our correspondents. >> minutes before it was due to land in the capital, the plane lost contact with the control tower and crashed into the nearby mountainside. eyewitnesses say they saw it flying low over the city just before the crash. now the search for survivors and bodies continues. the smoke is still rising from the margalla hills that overlooking islamabad. at the time of the crash there was very poor visibility. heavy rain, as well. officials say that is what contributed to the accident and it is having a significant impact on the rescue effort as well. emergency workers have been storing the hills on foot. the army has been deplored as well. at the airport, those who had been expecting to greet relatives and friends are assuming the worst. the government says the bodies recovered will be brought here
for identification. >> my older brother was coming from karachi. we have no further information. his name is on the list. >> this is the very aircraft that was allowed to leave karachi around 8:00 in the morning local time. officials say the black box recorder has been recovered. but it is the monsoon season. like many other flights -- with many other flights having been canceled, there are questions being asked about whether this tragedy could have been averted. bbc news, is, bob. >> the question, could it have been avoided at this time. scenes at the airport will be highly emotional. they will soon find out no one survived. >> obviously given the conditions you are in, it is bad enough. they will have a full
investigation, but have the conditions been like this for a while? >> this is monsoon season so the rains are heavy, but they are particularly heavy now and we are getting reports all morning about how flights are being diverted when the planes cannot land. the theory was that it was bad weather when the plane tried to land. one of the pilots association people said it strayed off course. one of my colleagues said he saw the plane moving through what is a no-fly area, going over sensitive installations. the first sign something went terribly wrong. >> thank you very much. let's get the rest of the main headline. >> david, thanks very much. british officials in washington denied claims that witnesses refuse to cooperate with the senate hearing. the hearing was postponed after the former british justice secretary and scotland's just a
secretary and outgoing chief executive of bp declined requests to appear on thursday. >> what was a convicted mass murderer allowed home in triumph. what role did bp play in the release? the question is at the heart of a congressional hearing which for now has been scrapped. the u.s. senate wanted to hear from the scottish justice minister who freed the bomber. from the former u.k. just a secretary, jack straw, and from the outgoing head of bp, tony hayward. they all said, no. >> where does the stonewalling leave the hearing? we are at a place where no witness with consequence has the courage to step forward and clear the air. they would prefer to sweep this under the rug. >> the majority who died on pan am flight 1 03 were american. americans launched as be paid
lobbied the governments of tony blair and signed a lucrative oil deal with libya. they say it did not influence the release. but bereaved relatives wanted to hear from witnesses in person. >> i think that if people make decisions they are comfortable with, they should not hesitate to come and explain why they made the decisions. the fact they refused to do so reflects to me that they have something to hide. >> the british government denied it still wide -- stonewalled, putting out vast amounts of documents have been made available. but there are a bad thing. -- feelings that will linger especially while out mcgraw he remains alive. >> british prime minister david cameras started a two-day visit to india to strengthen relations and create jobs in the uk. leading what downing street describes as the largest u.k. trade delegation in living memory. he says he wants to make the
u.k. the partner of choice for india. >> this is a trade mission, yes, but i prefer to see it as my jobs mission. indian companies employ 90,000 people in the u.k. many more jobs in britain exist thanks to the activities of british companies in india. now i want to see thousands more jobs created in britain and, of course, in india, three trade in the months and years ahead. that is the core purpose of my visit. >> hour bbc colleague will be live in new delhi with more on the visit. at least 25 people have been killed and another 27 injured when a crowd was hit a roadside bomb in southwestern afghanistan. the bus, carrying civilians, was traveling in the highway to kabul when the blast happened. there has been an explosion on board a japanese tanker in the persian gulf, injuring one crew member. boehner suspects the damage was caused by an attack but it is
not an area known forr3 no oil is leaking from the tanker. in china, at least 20 people were missing in the sichuan province after heavy rains triggered a massive landslide. rescuers are searching for survivors after 50 towns were repaired flooding has killed more than 800 people this year. more rains are forecast and the president says the situation is critical. the argentine football association confirmed that diego maradona's reign as national could just come to an end after a disappointing world cup campaign. he met with the afa on monday and demanded to keep his entire back from staff if he was to accept a four-year contract offer, an ultimatum but could not accept. she is perhaps best known for
shoveling a around the world capitals as a merkel's chief diplomat. condoleezza rise, though, -- condoleezza rice. >> the moment i wake up -- >> here she is a company no less than every the franklin at a charity event in philadelphia. ms. rice who also played mozart, received some cheers and some boos from audience. those are the top stories. back to you. >> cannot be a political balance, can you? catalonia in northeast spain as one of the autonomous regions of the country and upon me let the parliament toward a dramatic decision to ban bullfighting. the argument revolves a round animal rights but many spaniards believe parliament is playing political matador. the bees, they say, is not so much as the bulls welfare as greater dry for catalan identity. >> a moment of silent for the scores of animal slaughtered in the bowl rings. animal rights activists have locked horns with traditionalist over the ancient art of bullfighting. the protest came on the eve of a
vote in catalonia's parliament for a region-wide band. >> i think we will see it. we will see it within our lifetime. one after the other will accept bullfights are of barrick and has no place in a modern society. >> but that is not how traditionalists see it. they say bullfighting is a major part of spanish culture. they insist it creates thousands of jobs and remains a major tourist draw. >> this subject has been highly politicized in catalonia. you have to give it its due, though. the man is capable confronting a bowl, and that is creating art. >> yet the proposed ban on bullfighting is not just a battle over values, but identity. today comes after months after
spain's constitutional court struck down an attempt by catalonia's parliament to expand its parliament -- powers of self rule. commentators say catalonian lawmakers may be trying to exact revenge -- revenge and emphasize the region's distinct identity. >> this is "gmt" with me, david eades in no more eating for two, the latest advice for women to avoid putting on more than a little baby weight. the classical music industry is fighting for survival in a pop- dominated music world. classical cd sales for injustice small segment of the international music market. but one of the big remaining classical music labels is now fighting back. emi held a three-day recording session in rome with a star conductor. >> there is no audience today at the 3000-seat concert hall.
so, nobody is dressed up for the event. the quality of the music is all that matters. in the bowels of this altered- modern building, completed by an italian architect six years ago, is a wood-paneled master control. ♪ ♪ >> the recording has to capture of the musical nuance. there is no limiting the number of takes to get exactly the right sound. the studio environment allows time, more time than in live performance, to doubt with a piece of music and to ensure a perfectly polished result -- to evaluate a piece of music. performing in the hall, using the auditorium as a giant recording studio, more resonance, tony pump no found. >> process of accumulation of
the motion, precision, of intensity, and conviction. >> he relishes this opportunity to create a memorable performance of an italian work by one of the country's best orchestras and choruses. another three months of work of editing lie ahead before the cd is out of the shops and the digital version is ready for download. a feature collector's item? we shall wait and see. bbc news in the auditorium in rome. >> this is "gmt" with bbc world news with me, david eades. a plane crashed in the outskirts of the pakistani capital killed all 152 people on board. it came down in heavy rain. u.s. senate hearings on the release of the lockerbie bomber had been postponed after senior british politicians refuse to take part.
the british prime minister david cameron is on a charm offensive to india, trying to attract more business for one of the fastest or when economies in the world. describing britain as the junior partner in this relationship, he started his talk in bank of rural, home to the country's thriving i.t. industry. traveling with him is what london describes as the largest british trade delegations in indian memory. nick? >> welcome to the heart of government here in delhi. behind me at the home of the finance ministry -- david cameron is not here at the moment. other ministers are scattered around india. we have seen a switch of official sides in the last couple of hours betook -- flags and a last couple that was. the burmese flag, that lack of the replies by the british union flag. the british prime minister follows with the on that visit. in advance of visits by
president obama, president medvedev of russia and president sarkozy of france. it shows and so many ways in the it is the focus of a lot of international intervention. -- international attention. in india is making sure it is looking after its mobile sovereign interests for around the world. a favorite -- david cameron in an article made it very clear that britain comes here with a degree of humility, as he put it. he underlined that in that spirit, i know britain cannot rely on sentiment and shared history for a place in india's future. let's take a look at trade, because that is central to the mission here by the british delegation. trade and where britain's stance. because china recently took over as india's top trading partner. the united arab emirates since behind the communist republic in second place. and the united states is in va's third largest trading partner. currently sitting in seven --
david cameron has some way to go to push britain back to the closer to the top of in the's priority list where it once sat. well, david cameron has been to thousand lamas out of here in the high-tech -- almost the valley of high-tech and new frontiers in bang galore. our political correspondent has been with him. >> with more than a billion people -- david cameron balloons and it could be part of britain's economic pressures. he will make an upfront appeal, for easier access for british businesses to set up in trade hear any promised a return to the british economy as open as possible to india. but how open will that mean for the uk is to indian workers? ministers here already voiced concerns about the coalition's move to cap the immigration. speaking to the bbc this morning, the british secretary
made his work is planned. >> the company's operating out of britain need to operate flexibly. they need to bring their key step in and out, senior management, technically specialized staff, and immigration control systems to reflect that. the minister say there is no fundamental difference over how to set the limits on immigration, but there are tensions. and some of the private political arguments about how to cut immigration are now playing out in public. >> david cameron will be here meeting up with all of his delegation's, coming from all the cities, later on this afternoon. then tomorrow, on thursday, it will be a state visit hosted by the prime minister. what about where britain since in all of this? for 40 years a leading analyst has been marked -- he has been a former bbc bureau chief, he. as you have seen it britain's
power, and wayne. where does britta stand? >> i think david cameron talked about making britain in the's partner in trade. a very steep agenda. i think over ambitious. because as you just said, look at all of the other leaders coming here. everyone escorting india at present. and britain cannot really to expect a very special treatment. india -- >> a stronger, wider, deeper relationship, what david cameron has written today. what does that mean? >> i don't quite understand how it can get wider and deeper. in trade terms. but there are so many issues between india and britain, which could derail the whole relationship.
visas -- the london of the cap put on and london. >> a very sensitive issue. one of the problems dealing with india -- one issue can derail the whole relationship. i remember when there were all of the troubles in punjab were going on and the relationship was rock-bottom because britain refused to extradite some sikh militants. but how much of a legacy is there to reverse, particularly after the previous labor government left some rather unfortunate diplomatic signals? >> i think there is a bed of an exaggeration. there has been a lot of talk about how labour ignored india but i cannot think india really noticed. of course, there was the famous incident, the miliband visit maybes the seeming
condescending, visiting the intangibles, -- and rather cheeky addressing the finance ministers by the first names, and the attacks on bomb they did not go down well. >> thanks for joining us. alongside parliament where they are discussing at the moment the steep rise in prices and the government is under enormous pressure. that is the main story here in india. but what about down in bangalore? chris, what did david cameron do this morning? i don't think chris morris is hearing us at all. you can see him with his finger
to his year. let me just pick up one of the issue -- i mention what is happening with parliament, the steep price rises, with all the dramatic economic progress. quickly, what matters most? >> obviously to india, no doubt it is the price rises. >> thanks very much indeed for joining us here outside the main ministries in the center of delhi. back to you in london. >> a bit of age old advice for expectant mothers, eat well because you are eating for two. well, doctors say obesity during pregnancies is putting thousands of women and unborn babies at risk. so women in britain are being advised on how to manage their weight before, during, and after pregnancies, eating for two is strictly out of order. >> to shed the baby weight.
a more significant issue that many women realize and everyone has a view. >> all the time, everywhere. it is doing it and doing it for yourself. >> midwives will tell you different things as well. it is confusing. >> every mom is anxious to do what is right for her baby but when it comes to gaining or losing weight, there is an awful lot of contradictory advice. this guidance is designed to help women cut through all of that. it recommends getting to a healthy weight before you are pregnant, maintaining that healthy weight and exercise and gently while you are expecting, and taking time to lose any babysat after giving birth. the risks of being overweight and pregnant are very serious, and nearly half of all women of child-bearing age could be affected. >> diabetes, preeclampsia, potential for stillbirth. it is therefore very, very
important to limit the amount of weight you put on during pregnancy and to get to a good weight before the pregnancy begins. >> a lot of moms know to give up smoking and drinking to protect their babies, now they are being advised to think more about what they way as well. bbc news. >> joining me now is the secretary general of the world college of midwives. thanks for joining us. when you are pregnant, and you are expecting your body to do an awful lot more work, aren't you? presumably you need more fuel. >> what women are being advised to eat healthfully while pregnant. what we are learning the very much is if you eat properly, with the right balance of foods, you don't have to overheat, and your baby will grow well and will not be subject to the risks that may exist. >> is this a fine line between setting each well and don't stop yourself? you don't have an excuse to go
silly. because a lot of people -- i am sure there are many midwives in britain and around the world that will say quite readily, eat up, you are eating for two. >> i that we now know that it's really not the right advice to give women. women think when i come pregnant, i can eat whatever i like -- >> but if they feel the need to bring] more energy on board, tht >> and i think women may need to eat more of certain kinds of foods. making sure they have enough vitamins, balanced diet, healthy diet, and make sure they have enough energy. they need to seek some advice from a midwife or dietitian. >> this is more about obesity in general, isn't it? getting pregnant when they are obese or being obese before pregnancy, this is the issue, rather than necessarily just pregnancy. >> this is about women who are overweight, and particularly the
women who are obese. they are the women who are at risk. other women who are a normal debate may well find they may need to get a little more energy on board when they are pregnant. >> a long time, isn't it, to get away from what is an old wives' tale, a catch phrase, eating for two? >> i think a lot of women get pregnant when they are already overweight, and really this is about a wider public health message and trying to encourage women in general to lead the right foods. >> ok, thank you very much, indeed. that is just about it from this edition of the program. thanks very much for being with us. as we have been to islamabad and to deli in the course of the program. stay with us on bbc world news and a visit website as well, bbc.com, for more on all of our stories.
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